UPDATE: NJ Condo owners facing $3M assessment elect new board

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated Dec. 12, 2018 According to recent reports from the North Jersey Record, Brittany Chase Condominium owners elected two new board members, and scored a victory for transparency. Gerard O’Neill and Francine Ritter replaced incumbents Jack Boydell and Linda DiMezza. Boydell and DiMezza were the board members behind a controversial $3 million special assessment to repair defects and stabilize soil beneath and behind 2 condominium townhouses in the Wayne, Continue ReadingUPDATE: NJ Condo owners facing $3M assessment elect new board

$3M HOA assessment looming for NJ condo owners

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The North Jersey Record reports that a Wayne, New Jersey, condominium association is facing a huge special assessment, because the foundations of two of its 395 condos are failing. Several homes in the compact Brittany Chase Condo community are built into a steep slope. Two attached homes in on Brittany Drive are sited on unstable soil, their rear yards held back by a retaining wall. The condo association discovered Continue Reading$3M HOA assessment looming for NJ condo owners

WY: Lawsuit now involves 16 of Casper’s Mesa del Sol homes

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Today’s post highlights Mesa del Sol, Casper, Wyoming. In case you missed the previous post, according to a March 2017 report in the Casper Star-Tribune, dozens of homes in Mesa Del Sol Addition (West Casper) have allegedly been built with shallow foundations upon land sites with unstable and expansive soil. The lawsuit claims that the developer and construction companies involved were made aware of need to use drilled pier Continue ReadingWY: Lawsuit now involves 16 of Casper’s Mesa del Sol homes

Casper WY developer being sued for uninhabitable homes

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   What is going on with all the recent lawsuits involving new construction of homes (and condominiums) on unsuitable soils, and without adequate foundations to support these dwellings? In Wyoming, according to a report in the Casper Star-Tribune, dozens of homes in Mesa Del Sol Addition (West Casper) have allegedly been built with shallow foundations upon land sites with unstable and expansive soil. The lawsuit claims that the developer Continue ReadingCasper WY developer being sued for uninhabitable homes